verb (used with object), in·cu·bat·ed, in·cu·bat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·cu·bat·ed, in·cu·bat·ing.
Origin of incubate
Examples from the Web for incubate
Contemporary Examples of incubate
They employ and fund researchers, incubate and test new technologies relating to energy storage, production and carbon capture.Why Stanford Should Keep Its Coal Stocks
May 15, 2014
Texas may be a testing ground, but it is in Silicon Valley that ideas germinate and incubate.The GOP’s Huge, Growing Modernity Gap
June 9, 2013
Koch helped kill one species of Democratic politics and incubate another.Who Is the Republican Ed Koch?
February 5, 2013
In another study, “one man reported that he felt compelled to incubate and help hatch out a clutch of bantam chickens.”Will I Get Fat? 15 Signs You'll Gain Weight
November 10, 2011
Historical Examples of incubate
There are also American cuckoos that build their own nest and incubate their own eggs.Birds in the Calendar
Frederick G. Aflalo
Pour plates from the agar tubes; label, and incubate at 37° C.
Incubate the cultivations and examine carefully from day to day.
Earwigs lay their eggs, and then incubate them after the manner of the hen.The Dawn of Reason
These are covered with sand or leaves, and left for the sun to incubate.Animal Life of the British Isles
Word Origin for incubate
1640s, "to brood upon, watch jealously" (which also was a figurative sense of Latin incubare); 1721 as "to sit on eggs to hatch them," from Latin incubatus, past participle of incubare "to lie in or upon" (see incubation). Related: Incubated; incubating.